With the crucial 2018 midterms only days away, Americans everywhere are mobilizing to stress the urgency of showing up to the ballot box.
Many of those spreading the word are celebrities, the most recent being a comedic icon who went door-to-door to show that Americans using their voice is no laughing matter.
That celebrity was SNL alum and funny guy Will Ferrell who was spotted campaigning for Georgia gubernatorial candidate and former Congresswoman Stacey Abrams. The Georgia governor's race has been one of the most closely-watched in the nation, with Abrams just one election away from possibly becoming the first African American female governor of any state in the nation. Her Republican opponent, Georgia's Secretary of State Brian Kemp, is a devout Trump supporter and has been accused of using his office as Secretary of State to suppress thousands of votes in majority-black Democrat communities—votes that would likely go to Abrams.
Though Kemp may be using the Secretary of State's office to give himself an unfair advantage, Will Ferrell isn't ready to let that silence his voice.
Will Ferrell was canvassing door to door for @staceyabrams in Georgia -awesome https://t.co/nW9S1NLOzH— laney (@laney) 1540706463.0
Will Ferrell spent yesterday in Plains encouraging voters to vote early for @staceyabrams, @SarahRiggsAmico, and al… https://t.co/L9ddBMkJ6g— Georgia Democrat (@Georgia Democrat) 1540573828.0
Will Ferrell has arrived in Atlanta to fire up young #GaDems! 🔥 We’ve got just 11 days to #GetItDone for… https://t.co/k8QZ7L6o7Z— Georgia Democrat (@Georgia Democrat) 1540589740.0
fucking WILL FERRELL ON at my CAMPUS TELLING PPL TO VOTE. vote STACEY ABRAMS!! holy Fuck!!!!! https://t.co/nCyDVwdh5d— katlyn (@katlyn) 1540570123.0
To many, the Georgia governor's race will indicate not just who the next governor of Georgia will be, but America's chances at recovering from a period of cruelty and division championed by President Donald Trump's administration.
With stakes that high, many Americans were grateful to Ferrell for doing his part.
@Tyler_Tortoise @NauticalGal22 @staceyabrams https://t.co/eMqwDsto45— Cindy B (@Cindy B) 1540679229.0
@HuffPostPol I'm glad he's lending his celebrity for the greater good. Well done— Geoffrey Atlas 🎃 (@Geoffrey Atlas 🎃) 1540781621.0
@redclaydems Thank you for your patriotism & canvassing Will Ferrell! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 Let’s go @staceyabrams!!! https://t.co/mXn4Tqf9JA— natalie 🇺🇸: VOTE Nov 6!!! (@natalie 🇺🇸: VOTE Nov 6!!!) 1540610826.0
Some were extremely excited.
yall lookkkfjnddndbenenene fuckin WILL FERRELL. vote STACEY ABRAMS. https://t.co/Xhxg1mm8vQ— katlyn (@katlyn) 1540575895.0
I want Will Ferrell to knock on my door!!!😀 https://t.co/0J3yi94LSG— Stephanie Stuckey (@Stephanie Stuckey) 1540604826.0
was 2 feet away from will ferrell i'm fine ??!!!????? https://t.co/Tb4qm6CIsh— thư🌵 (@thư🌵) 1540576501.0
It will be another week before we have a better sense of the country's ideological landscape after two years in the Trump era, but Americans everywhere should take a page from Ferrell's playbook: VOTE.